UDAN hits an air pocket, 60% cut in Budget allocation

  • The budgetary allocation for the regional connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) has been slashed by 60%.

Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN

  • To provide connectivity to un-served and under-served airports in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities of the country through revival of existing air-strips and airports.
  • Implemented by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • The government noted that the number of airports in the country had doubled to 149 since 2014
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